Maharani: Is Huma Qureshi starrer based on Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi’s life?

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The makers of political drama Maharani have dropped its new trailer today. Starring Huma Qureshi in the lead role, Maharani is set in the ’90s where among the traditional satraps there was an emerging voice of Rani Bharti. Rani’s life changes overnight when she is made the Chief Minister. How will an illiterate woman survive in a male-dominated world? Or will she simply turn the tide? Now, that forms the crux of the series.

Maharani is helmed by ad filmmaker-turned-director Karan Sharma. Apparently, Huma’s character in the series is loosely based on former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi. Commenting on Huma’s role, a source told Mid-day, “Through Huma’s character that is loosely inspired by Rabri Devi, the multi-season series will see how an unexpected player, who had little hopes of a political career, rises up the ranks.” 

In the trailer, we see several instances in which a comparison of Huma’s character with Rabri Devi are inevitable. Her being illiterate and made the Cheif Minister against her wish to the multi-crore scam, the inspiration from Lalu Yadav and Rabri’s life is quite evident in the trailer.

You can check out the trailer  of Maharani below:

Previously talking about her role, Huma had said in a statement, “I am excited and looking forward to the show streaming soon. We’ve got a great response to the teaser and I’m sure our viewers will be well entertained through the show. Playing Rani Bharati is multifaceted, she has various shades associated with her character and that has been a great honour to portray. To get into the skin of the character, we tried on various looks that helped establish the phases in her life.”

In Maharani, Sohum Shah is playing Huma’s husband. Created by Subhash Kapoor, the series also features Vineet Kumar, Pramod Pathak, Kani Kusruti, Inaam Ul Haq, Sushil Pandey, Atul Tiwari, Aashiq Hussain, Kannan Arunachalam, Harish Khanna. Maharani will stream on Sony Liv from May 28 onwards.

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